David Bowie 1972-12-28 Manchester ,Hard Rock Club (Remastered - alternative) - SQ -7

David Bowie 1972-12-28 Manchester ,Hard Rock Club (Remastered – alternative)
Sound Quality Rating

01. Intro – Let’s Spend the Night Together.wav
02. Hang Onto Yourself.wav
03. Ziggy Stardust.wav
04. Supermen.wav
05. Changes .wav
06. Life on Mars.wav
07. Five Years.wav
08. Width of a Circle.wav
09. John I’m Only Dancing.wav
10. Moonage Daydream.wav
11. Band Intro.wav
12. Jean Genie.wav
13. Suffragette City.wav
14. Rock n Roll Suicide.wav

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Audio Source: audience
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Total running time: 0:54:28
Sound Quality : Much noise ,dull ,but still good listened to
Attendance: 3.000
Artwork: None.
Remastered – alternative)

Same as London,but .Bowie puts Supermen before Changes. At the end of Let’s Spend the Night Together,just before “Let’s do it,let’s make love” Bowie says: “When I saw you come,come, coming down the street. What sign are you’? What sign are you, are you a Leo or are you a Capricorn? Are you still at school? I’ve always believed in education. Educate me”. “Thank you, it’s very nice to be back” Bowie says after Ziggy Stardust, having also played here in September. “That was an old song from The Man Who Sold the World,that was called Width of a Circle. This one is relatively new,it’s called John I’m Only Dancing. “This is from the Ziggy album, it’s called Moonage Daydream Bowie says ,and after the number he introduces the Spiders: “From America we’ve. got Mike Garson playing for us on piano,on bass guitar we’ve got Trevor Bolder,on drums Woody Woodmansey and on lead guitar the FAAAABULOUS Mick Ronson!”.

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Here is a concert review of the show by New Musical Express:

“It’s THE big return and Bowie’s out there suggesting ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’, though his offer is more innocent than the sinister sexuality of Mick Jagger’s version. There’s our lad in glitter jacket and tight, tight, red knee-length pants,yelling out something about schoolkids and urging “I believe in education – educate me!” before thrusting into ‘Spiders From Mars’, ‘Superman’ and ‘Changes’, all effort and little subtlety, with Mick Ronson playing guitar much as a Dowager Duchess might play with her beads, good twiddles here, mucho padding there.
But Bowie’s pleased to be back, anxious to be adored, and he delivers the rest of the set with a zest that actually drains onlookers and it’s the crowd who finally stagger out into the street feeling knackered but ready to face ’73.”

The intro in the show was not the well known pre-recorded Clockwork Orange tune by Wendy Carlos but the same tune improvised by the band. Another fact is that Bowie brought Mike Garson from the US tour which can be heard very well on the recording.

David Bowie Tour Band – The Ziggy Stardust Tour
David Bowie – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Mick Ronsonguitar, vocals
Trevor Bolderbass
Mick “Woody” Woodmanseydrums
Matthew Fisherpiano (20 Apr 1972 – 27 May 1972)
Robin Lumleypiano (2 Jun 1972 – 15 Jul 1972)
Nicky Grahampiano (1 Aug 1972 – 7 Sep 1972)
Mike Garsonpiano, mellotron, organ (22 September 1972 – end of tour)
John Hutchinsonrhythm guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar (8 Apr 1973 – 20 Apr 1973 – 3 July 1973)
Aynsley Dunbaradditional drums (8 Apr 1973 – 20 Apr 1973)
Geoffrey A. MacCormackbacking vocals, percussion (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
Ken Fordham – saxophone (19 January 1973 – end of tour)
Brian Wilshawsaxophone, flute (19 January 1973 – end of tour)

Crew
Robin Mayhew ,Will Palin ,Mick Hince ,Dean Heiser – Sound ,Ground Control ,Front of House Engineer ,Stage hands
Nigel Olliff, Nick Gilbey, Paul Normand and crew – Lights ,1972 Heavy Light ,1973 See Factor Industries NY Bob See ,Steve Hurston ,Mick Fussey
Peter Hunsley – Stage Equipment
Suzi Fussey – Wardrobe, Makeup and Hair

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